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    December 28, 2012
    7:00 - 10:00am PST  

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(male announcer) live from the bay area here is your kron 4 news the >> a deadly overnight in oakland and three people are killed. two and one location >> the clock is ticking this morning for a solution in washington d.c.. to businesses
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sunday. the dollar closedesses down 18. we had a big drop right now down 94. the dow just over the $13 mark. >> if amazon as announce this year's holiday sales of the biggest ever. >> if consumers purchased 306 items for second on their peak day this season. >> amazon says customers order 26 and a half million items on cyber monday. >> that is a new record for the online retailer. amazons set another record on christmas day for digital download. the candkindle continues to dominate the websites bestsellers. with the kindle fire a stab the leading the way. >> a new study finds have all americans are still holding on to their land lines. the centers for
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disease control says of the more than 20,000 households interviewed in the first half of 2012. >> off just over half used wireless phones for nearly all fall cause. >> that is less than a 2 percent increase compared to the same time last year. what a small increase? pepper while you're before adopting wireless calls, old folks to hang on to their land lines. >> only a quarter of those ages 45 to 64 were totally wireless. the number drops to a tent for those above age 64. >> the rest of the study can be found on cdc's website. >> a new research study reveals that more americans are reading e books than paper books. >> the survey found a percentage of americans age 16 and older reading e books and grew 7% this year. >> readers of paper books, on the other hand, dropped 5% this year in overall before reading books of any kind fell 3% this year. more
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people are holding e books, wise or tablas or any kind. increasing 15% to a third of the american public. >> ♪ [ female announcer ] no more paper coupons. no more paper lists. [ dog barking ] ♪ no more paper anything. safeway presents just for u. ♪ save more. save easier. saving more, starts now. just for u on the safeway app.
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>> good morning a lot of
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people in the midwest and northeast are waking up to snow in conditions this morning having to dig out their cars for the morning commute. >> on satellite radar picture were using the blue the great lakes are getting a lot of snow. not a whole lot they are still getting snow for chicago, minneapolis. the north east they're not looking at slow now. there are one to weather advisor is for pennsylvania where mr. expected tomorrow. the north east is getting a break. into the gulf coast the storm system is dropping a lot of rain into the gulf coast states. louisiana, mississippi. also the co >> if you have people traveling in and out the gulf states they may have the to the laser cancellations. >> and main, a foot of snow
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falling in may. snow fell from more than 16 hours yesterday's. because they offices to close for the day. snow plows were busy trying to clear the streets. >> maine state police say there were few fender benders chester date, but nothing too serious. >> forecasters say some areas of central maine could have to feed a snow by the time the snow most through the north east. >> i found out darya that more than half of the country, 65 percent is covered with snow. >> wow! there is a wide after christmas for you. here's a live look to show you the roadways are good. chain restrictions have lifted on interstate 8 in highway 50 through the sierra near lake tahoe for the first time in days.
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>> roads are clear for now but there's still plenty of snow off the sides. rows on the way to tahoe are skia ski resorts are also clearing up. resorts are reporting plenty of fresh powder in the ground. an avalanche advisory has also been downgraded from considerable to moderate. the bay bridge approach free and clear. we see some nice sunshine as we wind up this morning erica. >> in some spots darya . it is a gritty cold morning. off the thirties for several more they locations. i do want to highlight the zero forecast. th if your head in that direction. >> it is called their freezing fog. mostly cloudy conditions. and potential
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for a snow showers saturday and sunday. that is associated with the systems we are contending with now. take a look at your highs not even your freezing it is below it upper 20s as we head into the weekend. down as one degree as you wake up on sunday morning. here's a look at some ski conditions. the bases are looking good for several of the resorts. several new feet of snow. a lot of folks are enjoying the conditions. >> storm tracker 4 shows moisture in the north bay. a lot of that is not hitting the ground. some of it is what is a sprinkle really. >> we will wrap up cloud cover as we head into the west. later this afternoon some stray showers sitting offshore. this system is for the most part running parallel to the coastline. that means the chances are higher for some rain along the coast. maybe the north bay is a normal county. not
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too good for the east bay interior valleys. you could remain drive for the course of the day. waking up tomorrow morning also. futurecast 4 is predicting there will be rain in the south bay by 8:00 a.m. tomorrow. >> it is cold. 35 and napa. vallejo 31 below freezing. we will continue with cool conditions for the rest of the day. >> your kron 4 7 day around the bay forecast shows mild weather on tap as we head into sunday and monday. possibly tuesday as well. a weak system will push through and bring some isolated showers into your wednesday and thursday. george. >> thank you erica. if we will make this a quick report. we have no problems to speak about. that is good news. if you are driving this morning you have an easy trip around the bay wherever you're headed. if you have to cross a bridge there are like conditions like these at the toll bridge plaza.
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>> the san mateo bridge and easy ride there are no delays from either the east for westbound traffic. >> the golden gate bridge looks good in fact, we see a little more traffic in the northbound direction than in the southbound direction. as a look at the east bay freeways will update drive times. off interstate 80 westbound we have added one minute to the commute time here from hercules to berkeley. now 13 minutes westbound. >> 24 looks good no delays to the san ramon valley. your ride on interstate 580 as yet westbound coming through livermore there no delays coming out of the altamonte pass. >> san francisco's many service hitting a major milestone today and it means you can get a free ride. >> to get more news faster let's turn to our kron 4 solo reporter mike pelton. he is live at the intersection of church and deboce. >> many as 100 years old today. there get to you is a
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free ride on all the platform. many began a century ago on december 28th 1912 when it became the first public railway land based transit agency. many sis about $200 million to hundred million customers each day. >> services 7 the same throughout the year. there are a little more modern now. we have always had problems with lateness. the objectjective now to keep moving. >> if you do not have the opportunity to take advantage sedate will also give out free ride on new year's eve. >> i remember what it cost a nickel to ride.
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>> george was on it. >> residents in antioch have banded together to raise money to r par: by arsonists. >> this is what the antioch city park toddler look like after arsonists set fire to it back in september. >> of the past three months, the group take back antioch helped raise $25,000. >> the community has produced a 500. >> assemblymen jim frazier donated to thousand pg&e had of the remaining $14,500 in to start repairs. >> the result is a brought about three months, once spring is here. >> a state appeals court has reversed a jury's decision to commit a sexually violent predator to his state mental hospital, saying a san jose prosecutors engaged in serious misconduct. >> the ping and claim that santa clara county chief assistant district attorney
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j. boyarsky asked if progress isn't made in our arguments during the trial. >> daniel shazier pleaded guilty in 1994 to so sodomy. >> he was sentenced to nearly 18 years in prison, but prosecutors sought to commit him to a state mental hospital. >> the city attorney's office is coordinating a state out reach effort by customers who are eligible for the refund. you must claim within a three month period between now and march. >> is 723. we will be back with more in a minute. as sec a live look outside over in san francisco. it is bright light holiday light traffic wise. we will be right back--as we take a
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live look outside over
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>> national news we're following secretary of state hillary clinton is heading back to work next week. clinton has been working from home while recovering from a concussion she suffered after fainting while fighting a stomach virus. >> her return to the state department is likely to be good news for capitol hill. clinton will testify next month before the congressional committee on the deadly attack on the u.s. consulate in benghazi.
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>> retired general norman schwarzlopf has died. >> he gained national attention in 1991 when he led the operation desert storm which liberated kuwait after the iraqi invasion. >> his sister says he died of complications of ammonia. >> he known as storning norman retired to tam up after serving as commander- in-chief of the u.s. central command of the year he was 79 years old. >> police in new york are searching for one as a post a man to his death on a subway platform. >> witnesses said on was talking to ourselves and pacing on the seventh train platform in queens. >> this is to push the man on to the tracks and as the train pulled into the station and then she ran away. >> plolice say the man was
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struck by the first card pinned down by the second period >> cannot identify the victim and are canvassing the neighborhood to find video of the want. >> we have a live look outside at the san mateo branch we will be back with more on whether
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>> 7:29 a.m. as the time now. here is a look from our roof cam ranh san francisco on van ness ave. >> we're looking at a great weekend in general. i know that did things are subject to change. >> i did not think it will rain at least for today. in the south bay may be showers will develop overnight. you could see the green on your screen looks like it is impacting the north bay. the moisture not hitting the ground and is sitting offshore. we're drive of the most part for now. as we head for the course of today we will see an increase in
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clouds cover that will wrap up. expect showers as we head into the evening hours. the rain could continue early tomorrow morning. an advisor goes in at that steps is over a 10:00 p.m.. >> a quick look at futurecast 4. a.m. looks dry. mostly cloudy skies. i will set the san to motions and talk about whether it will rain and if it will affect your neighborhood. >> is 731 and it is on to traffic with george. >> a look at the ride the a san jose. 101 a northbound direction. an easy trip light traffic. the no delays pass in the guadalupe parkway. because there is light traffic for your commute from the space out bay and peninsula as
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well. >> we are following a developing story. bridge of sighs happen overnight a double shooting. this happened around 1 in the morning. that at to 30 a.m. a stabbing in the 5800 block of wall the street. police are still on the scene investigating. one person was killed. e wwill tran is live. >> police are not sure if the two murder scenes are connected. they are still collecting evidence talking to witnesses. talking about the double murders it is about 3 mi. from my current location. here is video that we shot around 545 a m. the witness is not want to be on camera. it came straight out of a movie. to cars full of to the scene. one car was the look out. the other car
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had four men walked up to two men who were sitting in front of a home. they fired shots, they looked around, lick. then before getting back to their car one man shot at least several more rounds into the victim. >> he wanted to make sure the two men were dead. someone says he believed this was targeted. we do not know the names of the two men but he says one of the victims is a man in his early 20s he did give me a name but until i confirm with the coroner's office i will not tell. apparently he was popular in that neighborhood. as far as the stabbing we do not have informations on that and there are no suspects in both cases. at this point no motive. we are hoping to talk to the oakland police department's public information officer a bit later. hopefully will get more information as the homicide detective discover more. being police in bay.
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are continuing to avesta gate a car crash involving a known parolee. police say it all started when officers tried to pull them over during a traffic stop. that is when they say he took off and ran his car into a fence. >> video from sky seven h d shows the aftermath in the residential neighborhood. offices are continuing to search for the man. >> in no one was injured in the accident. >> authorities have identified the armed suspect shot and killed by police officers and it walnut creek apartment building as a 22 year old man. >> we brought the story lies to you from the scene on the kron 4 morning news yesterday. >> officers responded to a 911 column which someone was screaming in the background. police said were forced to fire at epiphany banta fr . who was pronounced dead at the scene they had not
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release any other details about the confrontation. >> the mother who later life on line to protect her young children is recovering this morning in east bay hospitals. >> 38 your own mauryacardova shielded her seven year-old twins from gunfire that erupted outside of her church in east oakland on christmas eve. >> oakland police are still searching for the gunman opened fire outside centro evalgel eestico bethel church monday night. >> the best guess that is to target a 17 year-old boy. >> the bullets penetrate the wall the church and hit her as she covered her kids. >> a high-stakes meeting
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will be held in washington this afternoon as a nation as close to the cliff. >> president obama top congressional leaders will look for common ground to get automatic tax increases and spending cuts from kicking in. >> their only four days to reach an agreement or you as a common goal of the so- called fiscal cliff we are here in washington working all the members of the house of rand representatives are all watching movies and watching the kids play soccer and basketball and doing all kinds of things. they should be here until the president i would be happy to look at whatever he proposes but the truth is we are coming up against a hard deadline and as i said this to the conversation we should add months ago. >> democrats want to extend the bush era tax cuts to everyone except those americans making $250,000 or more year. >> many republicans are made against any tax increases. >> russian president of vladimir putin aside a bill
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banning americans from adopting russian children. >> the law also blocked dozens of russian children or currently in the adoption process by american families from leaving the country. >> putin says the bill is retaliation for an american law that calls for action against russian officials were found guilty of violating human rights. >> more than 60,000 russian children have been adopted by the american family in the past two decades. >> erica is looking up the timing of any rain there will be coming up. we will be right look at you guys with your fancy-schmancy
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>> and autopsy shows the gunman who killed to majorca by far does died on a self- inflicted gunshot wound in his head. >> autopsy show one of the firefighters died of a single gunshot, and the other died of two shots. >> 62 year-old william spenglr said it someone firing his car on christmas eve morning and in a
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planned attack. he opened fire in the first to firefighters to arrive on scene. >> another body found inside the spenglr home is believed to be his sister. >> the gun and also won the two other firefighters and an off-duty police officer. >> william spengler was a convicted felon who served 17 years for killing his grandmother with a hammer >> vice-president joe biden has sworn in brian schatz as the country's newest senator. a 40 year-old brian schatz is replacing the late senator daniel inoute hawai
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i. hawaiis governor appointed schatz to the scene on wednesday. he formerly served as hawaiis with 10 and governor ann is a former hawaii and democrat party chairman a lawmaker. >>hawaiss governor says schatz is best position to help the state began to rebuilt its congressional seniority. >> will be right óó
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>> the moisture will not risk the ground. your own satellite and radar some light rain in the atmosphere. the system in northern california will continue to drive down. >> and a clot still nothing is mostly cloudy skies. as we push into the afternoon again, it is sitting offshore. i do not think or delay in. it is probably in the north bay in for the coast. this is running parallel to the coastline.
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earlier models did show some widespread rain everyone was getting a dose of it. the latest models are really starting to back off on those chances. >> some of our east bay spots the delta livermore valley may not see any right whatsoever. of course we will keep a chance to the forecast. keep an umbrella handle. as best it for later tonight. if your going out the rain to stretch into the overnight hours. it looks like any showers receive a star to taper off looking up tomorrow morning. it is cold outside no doubt about that. wear a scarf as you head out the door. 34 in concord. 39 and oakland and for haywood. a chilly start. some locations as much as nine degrees cooler than yesterday. a look in your afternoon highs 53 the common number for fremont, mountain view and santa clara. 54 in campbell. we will see an increase in
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clouds cover for the east bay in fairfield. >> that is our afternoon high will get to 49 degrees. low 55 concord, danville. 52 for san leandro. we had a chance for wet weather for the north bay. 50 degrees for ocean beach. taking a look at the conditions if you are headed of to sierra we do not have any change control in effect. here is a look at conditions for the lower mountain. now our contending with freezing fog. no snow showers for to day. 63 in. of snow is packed and grown. 42 in. at heavenly. and 81 in. at alpine ski. as we take a look at your kron 47 day around the forecast mild conditions as we bring in the new year. a storm will push through bring in a chance for rain as we head
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into the middle of next week. 7:49 a.m. years traffic with george. >> that you erica regardless of the light traffic that we have had around the bay area lately we did manage to find a slowdown on highway 85 and the northbound direction. clipper sunnyvale at el camino real out there is an accident that blocks to lanes of traffic. it has slow the ride from to 80 it might be a route to avoid for you this morning. believe it or not this is not the only slow down to be found in the south bay. i will pull the maps out. you can see the 101 northbound ride up the peninsula it looks great. 17 coming up out of los got those camelos ga >> no marin lies at the bay bridge. that has been the case all week long. your ride to the san mateo bridge
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no delays here we have not seen many of the spikes of traffic and the 7:00 hour. 25 minute drive times cases morning. for your golden gate bridge ride an easy commute still weather nor the south bound. >> thank you george. a man mission says he was thinking of the golden rule when he jumped into a freezing like to rescue dog. >> he was on an afternoon walk with his owner, bart the dog wandered away and fell through the eyes on lake erie. >> his two front paws captain from sinking in. >> if lay eicher waited in to the icy water finally reached bart who spent an hour and a half in the frigid water. >> let's tell them clothes before they were rescued. >> it broke and i fell in, and i was really about three and a half foot deep. >> i was talking to him, i try to keep him warm. i try to rub them and get trying to get some blood flowing
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through his body. >> animal control officials say at the scene aside from being co, bart is not hot in bay area sports david faled completed 33 of 43 passes for 395 yds and two touchdowns as no. 24 san jose state completed a comeback season with the win over bowling green in the military vote. >> the spartans finished 11- 2 in our national rankings for the first and deciding 75. >> the cap the with the seven game winning streak for the first 11 win season since 1940, a remarkable turnaround for the program that was 1-12 just two years ago led colorado to hire away coach might mcintyre earlier this month. >> mcintyre is going for his next job in colorado. defensive coach coach for the interim. he is also headed off to colorado. san
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jose state setting a precedent. all they have a great season next year than when their boat and 29-2. >> a reminder new year's eve is around the corner there is never wavering in here is always the kron 4. the biggest part is a spectacular fireworks. will be on kron fours new year's live show. as those by catherine heenan and gary radnich. kron fours new year's live starts 1130 on new year's
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>> tens of thousand people in san diego gathered to watch the annual winter schnitzel winter nationals-- weinerschnitzel winter nationals. >> 8 sachshunds raised on a 50 ft. track $4,000 prize and the title sasses leonard all. >> oscar of round
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dachshund from tucson, arizona was the winner. >> more continues on the project at 25,000 white elie the lights to the deficit is caused by the bay bridge is part of the lights go to our artists villareal . >> project organizers said $8 million, privately funded project is the largest of its kind. >> about four times larger than the eiffel tower in paris. >> the project is expected to be finished on march 5th be a place for two years. >> it will be only visible from the north side of the bridge will not be visible to those driving on the bridge. >> did to it were shot and killed--one person shot and killed and one person stab to death. >> a meeting coming up with the white house as america tries to avert the fiscal cliff. plus a free ride on
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many. we will tell you why coming up after the break at the kron 4 morning news conreturns in two minutes. >> ,h
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>> overnight, three people were killed and oakland. all of them at different locations. i will have the details coming up. >> the clock is ticking for a solution in washington. we are just four days away from falling off the fiscal cliff. >> we're all so interested in the all important weekend forecast. let's check in with erica. >> we are starting to see more called stream in. here on storm tracker for a lot rain is in the north bay.
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but a lot of the more usher is not hitting the ground. you still may run into a sprinkle in certain spots. the rain should arrive sometime in the area. as we take a look at the satellite and radar pitcher this system is impacting parts of of the bay area. i will walk you through future cast 4 in my next report. >> bart is reported that they are having major delays because of a piece of equipment is stuck on the tracks. this will affect people who are heading to s f o. this is between these two stations that a disabled train is on the track. this is a resort to a major the lead. this is likely going to affect you if you are
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using barred from downtown san francisco or from the east bay. you might want to the ball on alternate plans. they have not given us an indication on how long the delay is. when bart speaks of major delays it may be from 25 to 40 minutes. >> this is a dan westbound lane daly city. >> a developing story that we are following this morning. three homicides in oakland overnight. the first was a double shooting on the 800 block of mead ave in west oakland. that happened around 1 this morning. police are still on the scene investigating. at 230, a stabbing on the 5800 block of walnut street. >> this video was shot at
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5:45 a.m.. i spoke with a witness and he stated that he looked out of his window and he sought to sets of vehicles pulled up. he stated that the car had four men inside. he stated that the four men walked up to two men were sitting in front of a house and then they fired a few rounds. they looked around just to evaluate the scene and then before they headed back to the car the witness stated that the two men on the ground were not even moving and then one of the men fired more shots into the victim as he was lying down on the ground. i guess he wanted to make sure that the two guys rs were really dead. >> he stated that it was a man in his early 20s and he was very popular in the
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area. we're still hoping to talk to investigators to find out what the possible motive may have been. the public information officers have just arrived at the police station and would try to give you an update. >> new this morning. three officers are hurt after a gunman opened fire overnight inside of their headquarters near philadelphia. it happened in camden county. three officers were hospitalized, one of which suffered a gunshot wound. no word yet on what happened inside of the police station. >> in the bay area, an officer involved shooting in el paso retell last night left a man in critical condition. police received a call about a man the bt a
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woman behind a chevron gas station on san pablo and pour tarot ave. officers arrived and seeing the man pistol whipping the woman. if police did opened fire on the man and he is now hospitalized in critical condition. the officers involved in this shooting have eight years of combined law enforcement experience. >> an 18 year-old man is in critical condition this morning after he was shot several times at the pittsburg-day point bart station. this was the scene in the parking lot where the shooting happened. the victim was transported to john muir medical center with life-threatening injuries that needed surgery. police have not yet located the government. service was stopped last night for about 45 minutes as officers make sure that the shooter was not getting away on bart train. >> in nationals, and high-
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stakes meeting will be held in washington this afternoon as the nation edges closer to the fiscal cliff. president obama and top congressional leaders will look for common ground to keep automatic tax increases and spending cuts from kicking in. they have only four days to reach an agreement. the u.s. economy and make over the so-called fiscal cliff. reaching a deal before them will not be easy. because right now, both sides are involved in a high-stakes political blame game. >> we are here in washington working while the members of the house of representatives are all watching movies and watching their kids play soccer and basketball and doing all kinds of things. they should be here. i told president i would be happy to look at
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what they're he promises but the truth is is that we are coming up against a hard deadline here and as i said this is a conversation we should have had months ago. >> democrats want to extend the bush era tax cuts to everyone except those americans who are making $250,000 or more a year. many republicans remain against the tax increases. >> former president george h. w. bush is still in intensive care at a houston hospital this morning dealing with a stubborn fever. the former president's family is confident that he will be out of the i see you soon. the 88 year-old has been in a hospital for more than a month, after first coming down with bronchitis. >> here is a live look outside. we will be right back.
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>> welcome back. we are watching wall street. the dow was down by 150 yesterday. it would down by 18 points. they are more concerned about the fiscal
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cliff. >> amazon has announced this year's holiday sales as their biggest ever. if consumers purchase 306 items per second on their big day this season. amazons set another record on christmas day for digital download. the kendo continues to dominate the website is best sellers with the kendall fire h-d tablet leading the way. >> a new study finds have all americans are still holding on to their land lines. the center for disease control says of the more than $20 and households interviewed in the first half of 2012. just over half used wireless phones for nearly all phone calls. that is less than a 2 percent increase compared to the same time last year. why the
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small increase? while younger people are adopting the wireless phones, older folks are hanging on to their land lines. only a quarter of those ages 45 to 64 were turn\ totally wireless. the number dropped to a tent for those above age 64. the rest of the study can be found on the cdc's website. >> and new research and study reveals that more americans are reading the- books that paper books. the survey found the percentage of americans age 16 and older are read in e-books grew 7% this year. readers of paper books, on the other hand, dropped 5% this year. more people are owning a e- book device or tablet of any kind increasing 15% to a
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third of the american public. >> we will be right back.
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>> welcome back. >> many people in the midwest and northeast are waking up to snow reconditions this morning, having to dig out of their cars for their morning commute. a foot of snow fell
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in maine. snow fell from more than 16 hours yesterday. it calls state offices to close for the day. snow plows were busy trying to clear the streets. maine state police say that there were a few fender benders just today but nothing too serious. forecasters say that some areas of central maine could have 2 ft. of snow by the time the snow move through the northeast. >> we have been watching the
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snow here. we are talking about feet upon feet. the conditions are clearing out. caltran has lifted chang restrictions on estate 80 and highway 50 through the sierra near lake tahoe for the first time in days. roles on the way to topple area ski resorts are also cleared up. resorts also are reporting that plenty of fresh powder is on the ground. an avalanche advisory has been downgraded from " considerable " to " moderate. " >> how is it going and have
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an lick? >>the first nuin heavenly? >> i want people to remember the number one because this is the number of degrees that we have up here. there is a lot a cold storms. i would like to tell people from a quality standpoint that there has never been a better time for you to ski. >> people that are coming up this week and will have smooth sailing. this way they can avoid the big rush.
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i hope that i see a lot of people come up. >> good morning. as you already mentioned there are no problems with chained controls. let's take a look get some of the numbers and the sky conditions. they are contending with freezing fog. the high is less than freezing and tahoe. he is less than 20 degrees. they will be going down to one degree as you wake up on sunday morning. they still may have more snow for saturday and sunday. >> squaw valley in the lower mountains are seen about 6 in. of snow. these are just but need slopes and this is not even considering the
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higher elevations. if you are rushing to get up there this week can we do have a little bit of rain to contend with in the bay area. >> we are single cloud cover the streaming and it looks like we was see some light rain may be a sprinkle. most of the rain that we will see will be in that afternoon into the evening. we may also experience a rain while we are sleeping. this current hour is just cloudy outside. we are dry for now. as we head to the afternoon will not see much of brain. later on at 9:00 p.m. tonight the system will run parallel to the coast line. >> portions of more grant county and the sun almost are to see the right very air i do not think that it will push too far into the inland here is a look
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pitcher temperatures. there are slowly starting to climb. they are reaching up t three we will have mild weather as the start the next work week. we will have rain chances for wednesday and thursday. >> there is a disabled train on the bart tracks. this is causing major delays. it has been here for a while. this will affect you if you are going out s.f. all perriesfo. te
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having to run the train in a different direction. they call this a go tracking. if this means that the trains have to share the same track and that bart is on their regular week schedule. the frequency of trains is very high and this is why the delay is so great. >> here is a look at the bridges. your ride to the bay bridge westbound is extremely slow. the same is true for the san mateo bridge. there are no changes in the 11 minute drive time. the golden gate bridge is okay won both north and south bound. the traffic is still sluggish on this thing and all lanes have been reopened. as you can see it is slowing of so you might
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want to think of off using one of the express lanes. this might be a good alternative for you this morning. >> san francisco muni services hitting a major milestone today and a message you can get a free ride. if to give you more knows best of us go to mike pelton. >> muni turns 100 years old today. many began this on december 28th, 1912. they became the first public see owned transit station. they receive about millions of customers a year. a lot of people here use every day. >> i do not drive. i love the muni. i appreciated. >> the free ride will last
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from now till 5:00 the morning. if you were not able to take a branch of a today than they will have free rides on the lawyers say. >> the time now is 8:24 a.m.. here is a live look outside at kings failed.
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and >> a national mills, secretary of state hillary clinton is heading back to work next week. clinton has been working from home while recovering from a concussion she suffered after feigning while fighting a stomach virus. her return to the state department is likely to be good news for capitol hill. clinton will testify next month before the congressional committee on the deadly attack on the u.s. consulate in benghazi. >> we will be right back.
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>> welcome back it is 8:29 a.m.. here is a live look at the james lick freeway. >> what i have been noticed in is that more clouds are in all of our camera shots. this is very much evidence from a roof cam. the clouds are associated with that many storm that is heading our way. at the recent model is showing that the rain may not even hit u.s. ball. if this is certainly true for some of the area. it looks like the chances for rain may be for you as you wake up in the morning. if we do have and the advisory that begins the 4:00 a.m. in the
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morning to 10:00 p.m. tomorrow night. >> here is your satellite radar pitcher. if you can say that this system is light rain that will fall. and out of the moisture may not even hit the ground. as you can see in northern california it was like its way through. i will walk you through this in my next report. >> for those of you who might be planning to use bart test of hope. you might want to change your plans. there is a day disabled train that is stuck on the track. these two stops and the last two before you head down to san francisco. there are having to si have heard soms
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said is about a 45 minute wait time. this is why you may need to change your plans. if you are just using it to get inside of the city then it would be okay. >> more now on our developing story. three homicides in oakland overnight. the first one was a double shooting on the block of meet avenue in west oakland. this happened around 1:00 this morning. then get 230, a stabbing on the low 5800 block of walnut street. the police are still investigating. we now have will tran at the station. >> i just got off the phone with the corners office and they stated that they have not identified below the three gentlemen are. here is
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video from that location i talked to a witness who was on the senate and he stated that this murder was vicious. he stated that he saw two cars pulled up and a second car. he stated that the second car had several men inside. he said is that the men approached the two men on the porch and then fired at least two dozen rounds. he stated that before they left the saying the men wore on the ground and were not responsive. the shooter shot even more inside of them just to make sure that they were dead. >> thus investigators arrived and so far they have no suspects descriptions. if they do not have a motive behind this. as far as the stabbing is concerned they're still working this case as well. i will let you know more about that when i hear from them.
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>> please send a point are continuing to investigate a car crash involving a known parolee. police say it all started when officers tried to pull him over door to a traffic stop. if that is when they say that he took off and ran his car into a fence. video from skyes 7-h d shows the aftermath in the residential neighborhood. >> authorities have identified the on the suspect who was shot and killed by police officers had a walnut creek apartment building as a 22 year-old man. we brought to the story live from the scene on for morning news yesterday. officers responded to the call in which someone was screaming in the background. if they have not released any other details about the confrontation. they w
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>> a mother who laid her life on the line to protect her young children is recovering this morning and an east bay hospitals. off 38 year-old morita cardova shill than her seven year- old twins from gunfire. oakland police and still searching for the gunmen opened fire outside of a church. investigators said that the shooter targeted a 17 year-old boy as he left a nearby liquor store. >> a south bay doctor faces and voluntary manslaughter and drug charges for allegedly running a " peel mill "out of her clinic. jasna mrdjen is facing 13
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felony counts in connection with illegally prescribing powerful prescription drugs like toxic cotton and purpose that to patients and her lost daughter is clinic. one case ended up dying of a drug overdose. some of of the pace is allegedly resold their prescription drugs that they obtained from the doctor. >> prosecutors and nevada have filed charges against two uc berkeley law students. they are accused of killing and decapitating an exotic bird at a loss vegas resort. authority said that the two were seen laughing and thrown the body of the dead bird around. this was at the flamingo resort wildlife habitat. both men are due in court in february. >> and nationals, we are
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just four days away from the so-called fiscal cliff. a high-stakes meeting will be in washington this afternoon. president obama and top congressional leaders are looking for common ground to keep automatic spending cuts and tax increases from kicking them. hidden payne has the story. >> reaching a bill will not be easy because both sides are in a blaming game carry it >>. >> i told the president that we will look at whatever he proposes but the truth is is that we're coming up against
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a hard deadline. as i stated before this is a conversation that we should have had a month ago. >> democrats want to extend the bush era tax cuts. many republicans are against any tax increases. most americans just want something to be done. >> if people are just tired of partisanship. we just want everyone to come together. >> if lawmakers do not come together then this may lead to recession. i am and \ / \ \ / ed payne reporting. >> we will be right back.
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>> police say an autopsy shows that the gunman who killed to new york firefighters died of a self- inflicted gunshot to his head. autopsy showed one of the firefighters died of a single gunshot, and the other died of two shots. 62 year-old william
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spengler set his home in his car on fire on christmas eve morning. he opened fire on a first too far as far as the ride on the same. if the gunman also wounded two other firefighters and an off-duty police officer. he was conviof a convicted felon who served 79 years for killing his grandmother with a hammer. >> vice-president joe biden has warned and brian schatz as the country's newest senator. 40 year-old brian schatz is replacing the late senator daniel inouye of hawaii. hawaii's governor appointed him to the seat on wednesday. democratic party
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chairman and a lawmaker. hawaii's governor says that he was best position to help the state began to rebuild his congressional sonority. >> will be rapid. have a good night. here you go. you, too.
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people and our can solve do not have the power. the utility company stated that some of them may be out of power for the new year. they're trying to stay warm with the freezing temperatures. this is causing the delays. this is pitcher from little rock, arkansas. in alabama the governor is touring the area and mobile, alabama. they were hit by tornadoes. this was a tornado with wind speeds of over 135 mi. per hour. here's try to get a federal disaster declared for the state. iyou can see all the big trucks that have been tossed that wrong. >> we do not have any storms that we are waking up to but we do have a many system that is coming. >> we're already seeing some
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moisture. storm tracker 4 shows you on the spring that it is raining over the bay bridge and the san rafael bridge. 101 to sausalito. just because we are seeing some rain on the radar is does not arrive until later on this afternoon and possibly tonight. we do have a lot clouds that are associated with this. as we set the clock in motion to 3:00 p.m.. this model is not picking up much but we do have showers that will run parallel to the coast. this depends on how far inland that runs. >> issa is certain that there may not be any rain until overnight. it will
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taper off as we wake up saturday morning. saturday afternoon should be nice. in terms of your temperatures it is cold outside but this slowly but surely starting to warm-up. we were f freezing just a few hours ago. it is 33 for fairfield and 37 out the door for novato. it will be 50 degrees for san jose and fairfield will be kicking in and 49 degrees. it will be 53 degrees for walnut creek and castro valley. napa will be at 51 degrees and 50 in daly city. if you are going to the sierra they currently do not have any chain of restrictions. >> there are a lot of people who are enjoying the conditions up there. the low or mountains are having
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6,200 ft. of packed power. 42 in. for heavenly. >> your kron 47 their round the bay shows relatively mild conditions as we head into the weekend. it will be a dry one as we bring in the new year. >> we continue to monitor light traffic on the freeway but there is a problem with the bart. this is especially if you are heading to and sfo. they stated that is between bob dole park and daly city. the athey are adjacent trans. because of this they are having a single track to use and this is why you will be
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delayed. if you're planning to take bart tune sfo used to make alternative plans. we're not tracking any delays getting to and from sfo. >> your ride across the san mateo bridge is a heavy is the we have seen this morning. he does not account for any delays. the drive time is just 11 minutes. the golden gate bridge is also still dry. >> bay area sports. david fales completed 33 of 43 passes for 395 yds and two touchdowns as no. 24 san jose state completed a comeback season with a win over bowling green in the military bowl. this was a
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remarkable turnaround for the team that was 1-12 just two years ago. head coach mike mcintyre already left to coach at colorado. that's as defensive coordinator kent baer who served in terms coach. but he also is leaving to go to colorado. the final in the game was 29-24 san jose state. >> work continues on the project had 25,000 white l e d lights to the san francisco side of the bay bridge as part of a light sculpture by artistic leo villareal. it will only be visible from the north side of the bridge and you will not be able to see it if you are driving on the bridge. >> let's check out the gas prices this morning. a slight increase in prices
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today. that average for a gallon of regular gas and san francisco's $3.62 and the average price in san jose and oakland are both up 3 since this morning at $3.53 and as little as and 52¢. >> in this weekend's arts and entertainment, we highlight new year's eve celebrations to help you bring in the new year, starting with the san francisco symphony's masquerade ball. the martini brothers will help you dassin to the new year at the san francisco symphony's a masquerade ball. you will be given masked to complement your finest cocktail attire. the party starts at 8:00 p.m. and the main lobby, followed by the concert afterwards, enjoy
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the bart and the desert along with more music to ring in the new year. >> the san francisco symphony's new year's eve masquerade ball is that the war memorial opera house on van ness ave. for the entertainment begins at 8:00 p.m.. the concert will begin at 9:00 p.m.. tickets start at $115 to $195 special dinner packages are also available. >> a tropical paradise at a totally tiki new year's eve at, the room and her cam bar, complete with a may luau buffet. luau but say
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is $169 per adult and $84.50 for children under 12 years old. for just the tiki lounge party-cover charge is $50 per person, including dancing, party favors and a champagne toast at midnight. for reservations, please call 415-772-527 a. >> we will be right back.
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>> tens of thousands of people gathered in san diego to was the 16th and won't wienerschnitzel wiener nationals. 8 da chshunds raced on a 56 ft. track for $8,000 prize. oscar-a round dachshun from tucson,
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arizona was the winner. >> look at the traffic. it will be a very big weekend for tahoe. at they are getting 5 ft. of fresh snow. right now there are no chain requirements for the ride. >> will the record.
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>> overnight three people were killed in two separate incidents. i just got off the phone with the oakland police department and they may have a break in the case. >> the clock is ticking as washington and the sea is 4 days away from falling off of the fiscal cliff. if changes are coming to the weather and clouds are starting to come in. >> you concede one storm tracker 4 that there are sprinkles outside. a lot of
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this moisture is not even hitting the ground right now it is still showing up on radar. the system will push parallel early against the coastal area. it might not even make it to some of the inland valley's. we will track it but for now we will have a quick check with the traffic. >> it was a disabled train that was stuck on the track. they managed to clear the train and move it out of the way. this means that they will be able to send trans on the normal out of bounds trek down to millbrae. because they only have the single track it was getting back up. they stated that there are still major delays and mall. if your plan was to take the bart to s f o i will tell you that you should give
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yourself an extra hour or so. >> at 9:01 a.m.. 3 homicides in oakland overnight. the first one was a double shooting on mead ave. this was in west oakland. at 230 in the morning there was a another sale stabbing and this was on the 5800 block of walnut street. kron 4 urs will trans has been following the story. >> new information, we will talk about the stabbing that happened at 230 in the morning. the fire department arrived to the scene and then noticed that a man had cuts on his hands. they discovered that the body of a woman was, and she was stabbed. they took this man in for questioning. they're not stating as he is a suspect but he is related to what has happened. if they
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continue to interview him at this time. >> as far as what happened on mead ave. here is video of this location. if this was it 1:00 in the morning. a witness that i spoke with stated that he saw everything from his window. he stated that two cars showed up in one car must have been the lookout park and the second car had four men inside. the four men got out of the car and came up to two victims that were standing outside of the home and they just shot out fires. the two men dropped to the sidewalk and then the four men looked around and then evaluated what was born on and then before they got inside the car the witnesses fired even more rounds into the victims as they later lebraun. >> at this time the oakland police and firemen are not releasing any names of the three homicide victims. nomo of as far as the double
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shooting that happened on the avenue is available. they stated that they did do investigating and day are still looking for breaks in the case. >> new this morning, three police officers are hospitalized in new jersey this morning. at this happen when a domestic violence suspect was being processed. if they stated that a violent confrontation happens and then he pulled the gun and shot the officer. they stated that he isn't a hospital in stable condition. the police returned fire and they killed the suspect. >> in the bay area a man is in critical condition after they received a call about a man beating a woman called the back side of a chevron gas station. he was pistol whipping the woman. police opened fire on the man and
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he is now hospitalized in critical condition. if the officers involved in the shooting have eight years of combined law enforcement experience. >> this was the scene in the parking lot where the shooting happened. if an 18 year-old man is in critical condition. police received reports of the shooting just before 7:00 last night. if police have not yet located the gunman. service was shot \ / stopped last night forl 45 minutes is officers make sure that the shooter was not on the bart train. >> in national news, and high-stakes meeting will be held in washington this afternoon as the nation edges closer to the fiscal
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cliff. if president obama and top congressional leaders will look for common ground to keep automatic tax increases and spending cuts from kicking in. they have only four days to reach an agreement or the u.s. economy will over the so- called fiscal cliff. >> we are here in washington working while the members of the house of representatives are out watching movies and watching their kids played soccer and basketball and doing all kinds of things. they should all be here. i told the president that i would be happy to look at what ever he proposes but the truth is we are coming up against a hard deadline here and as i said this is the conversation that we should have had months ago. >> democrats want to extend
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the bush era tax cuts to everyone except those americans making too much as $50,000 or more a year. if many republicans remain against any tax increases. >> former president george agent w. bush is still in intensive care at a houston hospital this morning. the former president's family is confident that he will be out of the i see you soon. the 88 year-old has been in the hospital for more than a month, after first coming down with bronchitis. >> it is nine 07 a.m.. we will be right back. there has been a major news from the gulf of mexico. here's a live look at walnut creek. it is a little bit cloudy. we will be right back.
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>> an agreement has been reached to avert the u.s. east coast dockworkers strike extended contract for another 30 days. the new deadline for overall agreement is midnight january 28th. this affects more than 14,000 longshoremen at 15 major
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ports. the labor dispute is based on an expired its expiring contract between the international longshoremen's association and the u.s. maritime alliance. the board involved in the dispute transport more than 100 million t of of goods every year about 40 percent of the nation's cargo traffic from new york city to miami and houston. >> amazon has announced this year's holiday sales as their biggest ever. consumers purchase 306 items per second on their peak day this season. amazon says customers order 26 and a half million items on fiber monday. that's a new record for the online retailer. amazon set another record on christmas day for digital download. the scandal continues to dominate the blood sides of best sellers with the kindle a fire each d tablet leading the way. >> a quick break as the kron4 morning news
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continues. i live look at san jose and we are watching conditions. clouds are rolling in but it is very light said light traffic.
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>> the time is 9:14 a.m. and we are watching the weather. many people in the midwest and northeast are waking up to snow conditions this morning. they have to dig up their cars for the morning commute. the satellite
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picture shows the blue around the great lakes and it will impact chicago and minneapolis. it is not a huge snowstorm, nothing like we saw the last couple of days. this will be moving basically east so places like pennsylvania are under a winter weather advisory. for late tonight as well since it into saturday. the northeast and new england areas are finally getting a break. the break will be short-lived because more snow was expected for tomorrow. in maine they got a foot of snow. the snow fell from more than 16 hours yesterday. it caused the state offices to close for the day. the plows as you can see were busy trying to clear out the streets. there were a few fender benders yesterday but nothing too serious. they are used to all the snow. they are experts. they could have 2
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ft. of snow by the time it moves to the north east. 65 percent of the country right now is under snow this morning. >> 0 boy! they had snow in tahoe but the roadways are clear. this is good news for people heading up, there are no chains required. they lifted the restrictions. you can see from the long shot there they have all of the snow there. it is not in the roadway is but you will have plenty of company headed to tahoe today on this friday getaway before new year's eve. >> taking a look at this year are forecast there is freezing fog today. it is cold up there with all of their highs getting below freezing, mostly upper 20s. there's a chancthe lows are dron
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to single digits. the golden gate bridge camera shows a lot of cloud cover, pretty much widespread. it will increase during the day as the system approaches. very light showers, most of the monster not even making it to the ground. -- moisture be careful what you are heading to the beach tomorrow. we will also see some lingering showers in the morning our but dry in the afternoon. it will stay dry until about mid week. satellite and radar showing the system approaching that we could see snow levels drop down to 2,500 ft.. we did see snow dusting at the mt. tam cam. it is mainly cloudy right now and will stay that way into the afternoon hours. in the evening it will be along the coast with light showers. it will not really make it to your inland areas but it could push along the east
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base shores in the overnight hours. it looks like it could be in the south bay by about tomorrow morning 7:00 a.m. the drying off by about 10:00 a.m.. current conditions are still pretty chilly lots of places in the 30's. afternoon highs are pretty much getting low 50s except for fairfield. 54 for oakland and 53 in the south bay. 7 day around the bay shows once we get past the small system we are expecting mild conditions for the rest of the weekend as well as into the week. showers by about midweek. >> we were tracking some problems with bart but they're clearing up those delays out to s f o. that resulted when a train was disabled on the track. it has been cleared and they are starting to run trains in both directions on both separate tracks. the delays
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occurred when they were single tracking between balboa park in daly city. on the freeway we have had no serious problems and right now we have nothing to slow your ride. the bay bridge looks like a sunday morning. hyoscine sunday mornings at were heavier at the bay bridge but the westbound right now is delay free. the san mateo bridge has no problems and it continues to be a smooth flow in both directions. the golden gate bridge and highway 1 01 runs to and from marin county. looking at the ride from walnut creek and interstate 680 has none of the usual delays for the southbound ride. >> sam francisco muni service heading a major milestone today. mike pelton is live on church and a bow >> muni turns 100 years old
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today and to celebrate their giving you a free ride. and almost a century of service, of muni began december 28th 1912 when it became the first >> sorry to say we are losing our mikes. live stats from muni for over a hundred years ago. it cost just a nickel, 5¢ to make your way. >> residents and any i can write banded together to raise money to rebuild a park ruin by arsonists. this is the toddler lot at the antioch city park. here's what it looked like after the fire that was set in september. over the past three months of different groups have raised money to rebuild the park. take back and had help raise $25,000
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and the community has produced 8500. assemblyman jim fraser donated 2000 and pg&e added the remaining 14,000. the group is hoping to break ground in about three months once spring is here. >> a state appeals court has reversed a jury's decision to commit a sexually by violent predator to a state mental hospital saying a san jose a prosecutor engaged in serious misconduct. the opinion claimed santa clara county chief assistant district attorney j. boya rsky ask improper questions and made improper arguments during the civil trial to commit the man. buriadariel sha zier pleaded guilty in 1994
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to sodomy with a minor under 14 are among other charges. he was sentenced to nearly 18 years in prison the prosecutor sought to commit him to calling the state hospital upon his release. we will be back.
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>> is 924 right now and we are going live to mike pelton. >> the free rides that you see on all muni platforms today are all about celebrating a century of service that began on december 28th 1912. it became the first publicly owned land base transit agency. they have about 2 billion customers every year -- million and help make san francisco one-of-a- kind. >> i like that they keep the cable cars going. they are educating the public about
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the past and transportation innovation in the city, it is wonderful. >> do you think that makes this a unique? >> absolutely. >> the free ride lasts from now until 5:00 tomorrow morning. if you can't get out today they will be offering free rides again on new year's eve. >> retired general norman schwarzkopf has died. he gained national attention in 1991 when he led operation desert storm which liberated kuwait after the i iraqi invasion. his sister said he died of complications from pneumonia. schwartz cough known as storm and norman retired to tampa after serving as commander-in- chief of u.s. general u.s. central command there. he was 78 years old. >> police in new york city
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are searching for a woman they say pushed a man to his death on a subway platform. witnesses say the woman was talking to herself and pasting on the seven train platform and queens. they said they plan she pushed the man on to the tracks as it pulled into the station and then she ran away. police say the man was struck by the first arm pinned down by the second and has not been identified. their canvassing the area to try to find the woman. this is the second time this is happen in a month. we will be back in two minutes as the kron4 news continues. i live look at the james lick freeway with clouds moving in but traffic is still light.
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pretty clear. it looks like we're in for a little bit of a change. >> you are right about that darya. storm tracker is picking up moisture on the radar but we are talking about less than a hundredth of an inch. whitaker san revell and pacific out are all getting white sprinkles right now. satellite and radar show as the big picture with this system pushing into our area. most of it will be off shore pushing along the coastal area. we will track it for you in my next forecast coming up. for now we'll get a quick check on your traffic with george. >> the ride through san jose on the 1 01 in the northbound direction just as the guadalupe parkway you see a and approach to the san jose air field. is a beautiful day as far as the traffic is concerned, no delays. light traffic and
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there is a light delay on 85 that was cleared up. these they freeways are good and no problems for the north bay ride through napa or sonoma county. >> following this developing story in the east bay three homicides in oakland over night. the first was a double shooting in the 800 block of mead ave and west oakland around one in the morning. at around 2:30 a.m. a stabbing in the 5800 block of walnut street. police are still investigating the scene and will tran is getting the latest information from police headquarters. >> first let's talk about the stabbing. police have detained one man associated with that. there were reports of a man was stabbed once on his hands and looked around the scene and that was when they discovered a female was stab wounds. she died at the scene. they're not saying that this man was
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that balloons and scratches all over his hands is not a suspect. they believe he is possibly related to this case. the double murders that happened at 1:00 in the morning here is video that we shot earlier. a whole team of investigators came out and according to the oakland police department they have a good lead on this talking to witnesses. i did get a chance to talk to one witness to look out is window he saw two cars pull up and one car was just sitting there. most likely as a look out. the other car had four men who came out and shot the two men that were sitting or standing in front of this particular home. they fired at least a couple of dozen rounds into the victims and then shot them again after they fell to the ground before coming back to their car. they left the scene. at this point they do not have a motive for the homicide that take place on alameda avenue or any suspects. we are still
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waiting for the names of all three people to be released. >> police and eight. are continuing to investigate a car crash involving a known were relieved. police say it all started when officers tried to pull them over during a traffic stop. that is one they say he took off and ran his car into a fence. video from sky 78 c shows the aftermath in the residential neighborhood. officers are continuing to search of a man and no one was injured. authorities have identified the armed suspect shot and killed by police officers at walnut creek apartment building yesterday as a 22 year-old man. there is a 911 call and someone screaming in the background and when the police got there they were forced to fire at anthony banta jr. who was pronounced dead at the scene. they're not release any other details about the confrontation and there were no other injuries. >> a mother who lot later
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live on line to protect her young children is recovering this morning in an east bay hospitals. 38 year-old maria cardova she let her seven year-old twins from gunfire that erupted outside her church in east oakland on christmas eve. the intended target was a 17 year-old boy as he left a nearby liquor store. bullets penetrated the wall the church and had a cordava as she covered her kids. >> is out the doctor faces and voluntary manslaughter and drug charges for allegedly running a parallel out of her clinic. she is facing 13 felony counts in connection with illegally prescribing powerful prescription drugs like i to cotton and part is said to patients at her los gatos clinic. prosecutors in about have filed charges against you uc
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berkeley law students accused of killing a decapitating an exotic bird had a loss vegas resort. police arrested the two who were seen at laping entering the body of a dead at helmeted at janney fall from the flamingo's resort wildlife habitat. they were charged yesterday with felony killing of another person at all among other torture and cruelty, and engaging in animal protein. they're both doing court in february. >> governor jerry brown has appointed six new judges in bay area's superior courts. the governor announced the new appointments to courts in alameda, napa, marin and san francisco court's yesterday. he also named at a county deputy public defender elia or tertiz to napa county superior court. all
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six judges are democrats. >> it is 9:35 a.m. and there is a live look on the approach to the bay bridge. no one is there so if you have to go somewhere it is all clear. we will be right back. [ female announcer ] this is a special message from at&t.
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convicted and he was a convicted felon who good served 17 years for killing his grandmother with a hammer. >> lies president joe biden has worn and brian schatz as the country's newest senator. 40 year-old brian schatz is replacing the late senator daniel in a way of hawaii. hawaii's governor appointed scatz to the seat on wednesday. arkansas' waking up without electricity more than 160,000 customers are in the dark. utilities say some customers could be without power into the new year. that has some people's family to find a warm place to stay and subfreezing temperatures. about of
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freezing rain is forecast for today and that could delay the restoration of power service even longer. the storm was covering several states is now blamed for at least 16 deaths. >> alabama cover it governor robert big lead for the areas and mobile county that were hit hard by tornado that touched down on christmas day. the national weather service says the tornado was in the e f to with wind speeds up to 135 mi. an hour. gov. bentley says he is uncertain whether a federal disaster will be declared. he says it could cost as much as $50 million to repair a high school that had significant damage.
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>> at this cliff watch with a live look at washington d.c.. the meeting at the white house with the president and congress this
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morning in hopes that a deal could be reached. we are waiting to see what kind of negotiations are in place. democrats are sticking to the line and taxes should go up for americans making $250,000 or more a year. >> at 945 a m. we will not be able to avoid some raindrops. let's look at san francisco right now, still dry and clear but it is starting to cloud up. >> you are right in that cloud cover will increase bay area wide. satellite and radar says the system pushing and and has air mass associated with it. we could see some snow dusting of around the mt. tam cam. it
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is cloudy right now and into the afternoon hours we could see showers that remain off shore pretty much throughout the day. we could see some showers along the coast but will not push into the inland valleys into the overnight hours. it looks like tomorrow morning there'll be showers in just the south bay but will be clear by 10:00 a.m.. it has been a really chile's debt start to the morning. santa rosa and napa are sitting in the upper 30's. 42 degrees and hayward as well as into the south bay. after an highs will be bringing us pretty much '50s across the board. 51 for downtown san francisco and 54 in oakland. we're only getting about 49 degrees for fairfield. for those of you head to the tahoe area squaw valley has a base of 63 in. heavenly is
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42 and an alpine is about 41. these are the lower elevations and the higher elevations are about 100. 66 in. at sierra and tahoe at about 54 norstar. 7 day around the bay shows as we will still deal with the showers today and into tomorrow morning. dry saturday afternoon. light showers on monday but it will be dry as we head into the new year. another big system approaching by about mid week. >> has been a pretty easy ride around the bay area, not only today but all this week. for now take one last look at the bay bridge westbound. but you are heading out this morning this is all you have to contend with. a delay free ride across the may is an upper deck. we see no increase in drive times for the early morning hours and we're still running at 11
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minutes. the golden gate bridge ride still looks good with a pretty dry deck here. no problems because of the weather. they have added a third of lane and the sam francisco as we pick up the camera here at the james lick crosstown freeways traffic is still white. no delays on the inbound or outbound. >> san jose spartans playing in the military will in washington d.c. yesterday. the football on the field especially the first and fourth quarters david fales completed 33 of 43 passes for a 395 yds and two touchdowns. there is a wind against bowling green and the military ball and they finished 11 and 3 when the season. they are in the national rankings for the
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first time since 1975. a remarkable turnaround for program that was just one and 122 years ago. and coach mike mcintyre are ready left to go to colorado. defensive coordinator kent baer serve as interim coach and he is also leaving to go to colorado. the final in this game and 29 to 28 san jose. >> work continues on a project to add 25,000 white and the delights to the san francisco side of the bay bridge as part of the light sculpture by our test leo villareal. by the organizers $88 million privately funded project is the largest of its kind. is
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four times larger than the eiffel tower in paris. the project is expected to be finished on march 5th and will be in place for two years. it will only be visible from the north side of the bridge and will not be visible to those driving on the bridge. the average rate gas of regular a gallon of regular gas and sam francisco is that $3.62 up 2¢ from yesterday. average prices in san jose and oakland are both up 3¢ this morning at $3.53 and $3.52. the average across california is at $3.54. >> the martini brothers will help you dance and the new year at the san francisco symphony new year's eve ball. you'll be given masks to accentuate your fine as cocktail attire. the party starts at 8:00 p.m. and the main lobby followed by the concert. afterwards into a bar in desert along with more music to bring in the new year. and did and it
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starts at 8:00 p.m. in the concert begins at 9. tickets start at $115 and sense of their packages are also available. rain in the new year at a troubled paradise at a totally tiki new year's eve at tonka room in her came are complete with a live out buffet. the law buffet as $169 per adult and $85.50 for children under 12 ferry. for just the delouse party cover charge is 50 does per person including dancing, party favors and a champagne toast at midnight. for reservations please call 451.772.5278. and he's favoring in the new year at the professional guild new year's eve party also known
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as the east bay new year's eve party. dance the night away at the recently renewed oakland convention center 23 live band, multiple bands floors and a no cost casino. general admission starts at $65 or $85 at the door. the at the reserve seating is $75. call800.838.3006. when calling be shared as professional guild new year's eve party at oakland marriott. we will be back.
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>> to a big weekend for movies let's check out the latest movies. >> writer and the author quentin tarantino's latest project django unchained haz-mat jamie fox playing a slave going against
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the all-star cast includes a huge jack mann, and hatha way. and parental guidance billy crystal and bette midler are in charge. sometimes of the grandparents know best. parental guidance is rated pg.
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>> the man at michigan says he was thinking of the golden rule when he jumped into a prison with prestige a dog. the dog was stuck in his name was bart by the way. he fell through the ice on lake erie. his two paws kept him from going under asked lance eicher waded out into the icy water and send an hour and a half in the frigid. >> that is a nice story to end the morning for death. we have showers today and tomorrow but they will clear out for its sunday in new year's eve. >> have a happy new year and i will see you next year. >> i will both eighth. >> 5 with (laughter)
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